Chicken Tortilla Soup-Video


Chicken Tortilla Soup with Zucchini Recipe and Video

Chicken Tortilla Soup with Zucchini Recipe and Video

I started adding Zucchini to my Chicken Tortilla Soup when my children were younger.  They enjoyed eating this soup so much they never said anything about all the vegetables.  It is full of flavor without being too spicy which makes it a good recipe to hide even more vegetables in.  Today, I still use my grater and shred 2 medium zucchini to add to my Chicken Tortilla Soup.  This soup has lots of vegetables, not only the zucchini but corn, black beans, and onions.  I prepared this soup this week thinking I would have enough left over for a second meal.  This may not happen.  Everyone enjoyed it so much they had a second bowl. I prepare this soup in my large cast iron Dutch Oven.  You can see from the video this soup fills my Dutch Oven to the top.  If you have a smaller family, you can freeze some of this Chicken Tortilla Soup to enjoy later.

Chicken Tortilla Zucchini Soup Recipe

Chicken Tortilla Soup with Zucchini –  Just about every cookbook I have has a Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe but I add 2 medium zucchini to hide even more vegetables.  It does not in any way change the flavor.

  • 2 medium zucchini, grated, do not peel
  • 1 med onion, chopped fine
  • 2 TB minced garlic
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp marjoram
  • 64 ounces chicken broth
  • Lemon zest from 1 lemon
  • 1 can of corn
  • 1 can black beans
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cans Rotel
  • 4 large diced, cooked, chicken breast  (I often use my Crock-Pot Tex-Mex Chicken)
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese

See Video for step by step instructions on preparing this delicious Chicken Tortilla Soup with Zucchini.  Serve with Shredded Monterey Jack cheese, sour cream, and Tortilla chips.

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  • dianeroark January 12, 2014, 3:30 PM


    I have 5 kids from 11 to 22. Most of them are teenagers but I still have to hid veggies. They eat a lot of vegetables but they do not know it most of the time.
    Zucchini hides well.
    Diane Roark

  • Jamie @ Coffee With Us 3 January 12, 2014, 3:20 PM

    Diane, I love that you added zucchini to this soup! With a 4 year old and 2 year old, I’m all about adding veggies anywhere I can!

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